2024 NFL Draft rumors: Deebo Samuel trade latest, potential Day 2 trade

2024 NFL Draft rumors: Deebo Samuel trade latest, potential Day 2 trade

Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft featured multiple trades and saw many records, including quarterbacks taken in the top 12 (six) and the number of offensive players taken in the first round (23).

Day 2 of the draft is just hours away and more rumors are amping up ahead of Round 2 and Round 3 tonight from Detroit. Here’s the latest from NFL reporters across the league:

2024 NFL Draft rumors: 49ers “more likely” to deal WR Deebo Samuel

One of the biggest rumors leading up to the NFL Draft was the future of San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. A second-team All-Pro in 2023, Aiyuk is yet to sign an extension with the franchise and has been a potential trade target for many teams.

No deal materialized for Aiyuk on Thursday night. But, after the 49ers drafted Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall at No. 31 overall, rumors are amping up that fellow 49ers wideout Deebo Samuel could be the more likely piece to move. This is backed up by conversations with personnel from other teams, according to San Francisco Chronicle columnist and longtime NFL reporter Mike Silver.

Samuel is less than two years removed from signing a three-year extension with the 49ers. Since that signing, Aiyuk has emerged as a top wideout on the team and led the 49ers in receptions (75) and yards (1,342) in 2023.

Silver followed that statement by arguing it “seems awkward” if the 49ers paid Aiyuk and retained Samuel this fall.

Few teams have been named in trade interest for either Aiyuk or Samuel aside from the New England Patriots. NBC Sports Boston’s Patriots insider Tom Curran reported New England is interested in Aiyuk.

2024 NFL Draft rumors: Bills hearing offers for No. 33 pick

Buffalo traded down twice Thursday night. First, the Bills went from No. 28 overall to No. 32 after a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. Later on, the Bills traded down with the Carolina Panthers to move from No. 32 to No. 33.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, teams are contacting Buffalo looking for another trade.

The Bills now hold 10 total draft picks, second-most in the league, including three on Day 2: No. 33 overall (Round 2), No. 60 (Round 2), and No. 95 (Round 3).

2024 NFL draft: How to watch on cable TV and streaming

  • When: April 25-27, 2024
  • Where: Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan
  • Cable: ESPN; ABC; NFL Network
  • Streaming: NFL+; ESPN+; Hulu+ Live TV; fuboTV

How to watch: Catch all seven rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft with a subscription to fuboTV

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